As Pittsburgh’s oldest existing performing arts group, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh has sought to honor its namesake’s accomplishments in the fields of choral literature and conducting since its inception in 1908. While the Choir’s seasons—which run from October through June—frequently consists of works by Romantic masters like Brahms, Mahler, Verdi, Fauré, and Mendelssohn himself, the group also performs seminal compositions by the likes of Handel and Mozart and contemporary works by artists such as John Adams and Derek Bermel.
In addition to the main choir (a frequent and critically acclaimed collaborator with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), the organization includes the Junior Mendelssohn Choir for area high school students, and each June features a “Sing-a-long” performance with singers from across the western Pennsylvania region as part of the MCP’s “Felix Festival.”
Mendelssohn Choir Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Most venues accessible; contact venue management for details
- Performances/Programs: Three–four subscriber programs, plus numerous appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony and nationwide
- Ticket Prices: Varies by venue and program
- Membership: Available from $100–$10,000+.